Friday, 23 January 2015

Oloroso Monteagudo 18.5%, Delgado Zuleta

Bright transparent mahogany amber with slight reddy tints to very slightest trace of green at rim, legs.
Forthcoming, generous, open, savoury and balsamic with salty hints, (this is from Sanlucar), walnut, developing notes of wood, cinder toffee and traces of cinnamon, candied orange peel and raisin. An interesting and attractive duality between sweet and savoury.
Nicely textured, plenty glycerol but dry and still very savoury if not particularly tangy. A definite bitter note, only partly from the wood - it's almost as if there were some autolysis there, an almost tapenade note, slightly salty with lots of walnut and a good long finish.
This lovely Oloroso is made from musts selected for their body, is aged for about 12 years, and is from the premium range produced by DZ. The range is named after the Conde de Monteagudo whose vineyards were acquired by the company. The title was created by King Carlos IV in 1794. The IV Conde, Jose Romero Moreno,  was one of the founders of the famous horse races at Sanlucar.
£19.00 at Goya 23, Edinburgh. UK importer: C&D Wines.

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